Noticed some delamanation in the form of a couple of Palm size bubbles at the top of the outside of the back of the TT...they would only show up when the temps were up and you could only see them from a certain angle....took it to a local RV repair shop to get looked at and they found water damage from a cracked skylite...forest river gave the go-ahead for repair....they sent the whole rear panel ... not just the skin...it came by freight all crated up...
They replaced all the insulation, inside ceiling paneling, skylight and complete rear wall...No questions asked...I had this all done last winter...it took 2 months to get all the parts and get it put back together....looks factory fresh and I got free indoor storage for the winter while waiting....moral to this story is...
1...Check your skylights...
Big thumbs up to forest river for a no hassle major repair done by my friends at Drakes RV Repair....their all ex Fleetwood TT employees and really know there stuff...I Waz head of maintenance at the plant for 10 years and know all the Drakes staff...Good fellers...
Steve & Brigitte
North Eastern Oregon
The Right Side of the State...
2013 Surveyor Sport SP220
2014 Toyota Tundra Dbl
I can honestly say we bought our Cherokee new and have not had one issue with it.I did replace the on board water pump last spring because it did not work but i think that was my fault for not getting it drained good enough and it froze.
2012 Ram 2500 HD 5.7 Hemi
2013 Forest River Cherokee 254Q
I haven't mentioned this 'til now, but decided this is the perfect place to post it;
As stated our "Buffy" is at the dealer for some TLC, bunch of minor things like a screw stripping out in an overhead cabinet, door lock and screen door needs re-alignment.
When we pulled in to the dealer's repair facility lot, the landing gear was DEAD, DOA! (we'd forgotten this happened once before....just took a few clicks of the button and it was OK....didn't think anything else about it, and we've been out camping twice since that happened).
What a perfect time for it to go totally out, right there on the dealer's lot. One of the techs brought out a "battery on wheels" thingamuhbob and got 'er done.
Intermittent things are so difficult to diagnose and repair, and since we'd even forgotten about it and had not added it to the list, *and* we were lucky that this happened right there on the lot, not while we were out camping somewhere.
As usual, their response was; no problem, we'll trace it down, could be a fuse, could be a switch, could be the battery, could be a loose wire or even a bad motor. It'll be fixed while it's here, just add it to that list. They also said they'll replace our battery "just in case".
Like hsvbamabob, we have a KILLER dealer!
If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy" F250 Super Duty 2013 Tuxedo Black "Biff" Days camped 2014: 30
42 years of camping and 9 trailers.First three were Starcraft pop-ups and they were virtually trouble free. A couple of very minor issues. 1995 Prowler was very good. 2000 Sunline was problem free. 2010 Flagstaff had a couple of issues, one large enough to go back to the factory. Great service getting it fixed. 1989 Mallard Sprinter was junk. 1999 Wildwood wasn't much better. 2006 Holiday Rambler was the trailer from hell.. Dealer had it 8 months out of the 2.5 years we owned it. 1991 Coachman was a very good unit but wife hated the interior, couldn't keep it.
Last weekend I thought I'd have to take back my "no problem but a couple valves." Was at the local state park, first trip of the year, and the breaker in the CG box would trip as soon as I plugged in my cord. Opened all the breakers in the camper and it still did it. Same problem whether 30amp outlet or 15 amp outlet. Did not have an outlet checker like one of these: GB Gardner Bender GFI-3501 GFCI Outlet Tester - Walmart.com. Ended up "boondocking" when I wasn't expecting to.
This weekend, I bought an outlet tester, was in a KOA. Checked the 15 amp outlet right away, checked good, plugged in the 30amp cord and everything worked. Whew!!!
Called the state campground and told them they had a problem.